So, let me start off by saying that I'm an American living in Japan. I recently got cable because I was bored out of my mind some days with the language barrier and cable provides some relief with English channels including: Fox, AXN, Discovery and the History Channel. Apparently, there is a channel called "NHK" which is a public service channel like the well know American channel PBS. The same as in America, this channel comes in free. The catch is, NHK is notified that you subscribe to this channel. They then visit your home requesting $10/month to subscribe to this free channel. Knowing that it is illegal to not pay them, my wife wants to pay them. Me, being an arrogant American who's name is on the cable bill and doesn't understand Japanese nor want to watch this channel, doesn't-- and don't think that I can't pay the $10 for this because I can't afford it, it's just not right charging someone for something they cannot use. Would you feel right about PBS knocking on your door making you pay $10/month for a channel you flip over trying to get to ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX? No, not unless it was illegal (and with the Constitution, this BS would never fly in the States). How can this be legal charging me $10/month for something I don't use? This is complete bullshit. I'd rather pay $10/month for the Star channel because at least I can understand it and would watch it. Should I fight this (in court, as I hear they bring it that far sometimes) or just give in and pay the damn bill? Thanks for listening to my rant!